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Finding Ways to Help Out-of-School, Disconnected Working Youths

Children and youth advocates say federal safety net funding programs must be realigned to help the out-of-school youths who are working, either in temporary jobs or internships, get back on a college or career path. When teens are exposed to work through summer and year-round employment, internship...

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Literacy Grants Coming Out Soon

Federal/Private Funders: Nat'l Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest; Opportunity: 2016 Big Read; Funding Focus: Literacy; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, governments, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, humaniti...

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Foundation Funds Child Psychology Program Enhancements

The American Psychological Foundation opens its 2016 competition to enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents. Deadline: March 1. The Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants (formerly the Pre-College Psychology Grant) offers grants up to $50,000 for projects aimed...

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Students Can Win Awards for Exemplary Writing, Art

Students Can Win Awards for Exemplary Writing, Art Private Funder: Alliance for Young Artists & Writers; Opportunity: 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards; Funding Focus: K-12 education, arts and culture; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Students in grades 7-12; Funding: 15 scholarships of $10,000 each; Deadline: The 2015-16 competition opens this fall; deadlines vary by region (to find a deadline by zip code, go to Summary: Youth in grades 7-12 can submit work in one of 28 categories, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs. Info:

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